Writer motivation

I'll let you in on a secret: You’re going to be someone’s favorite author one day. One of your characters will be someone’s favorite character. Someone’s going to debate the best way to cosplay as one of your characters. Someone’s going to quote you. Someone will have a tattoo of your words. Someone’s going to … Continue reading Writer motivation

Book review – Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (Spoiler Free)

“I'd been upstaged, demoted from protagonist in my own drama to comic relief in my parents' tragedy” Title: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Author: Alison Bechdel Genre: Nonfiction Pages: 232 Publication date: June 5th, 2007 Publisher: Mariner Books Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic may be known as a great musical, but it all started as an … Continue reading Book review – Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (Spoiler Free)

Book review – So Much I Want to Tell You (Spoiler Free)

“Remember that the world we can see is the one that really matters, and never lose sight of that.” Title: So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister Author: Anna Akana Genre: nonfiction Pages: 208 Publication date: June 13th, 2017 Publisher: Ballantine Books Anna Akana, best known for her Youtube channel, … Continue reading Book review – So Much I Want to Tell You (Spoiler Free)

First impressions for days

You got one chance and you can't throw away your shot. Everyone's watching the stage. It doesn't matter if it's a song, movie, play, or novel, a first impression needs to be top notch. If you don't catch the audience's attention in the first few minutes, you might not at all. There's a couple of … Continue reading First impressions for days

Book review – Ready Player One (Spoiler Free)

“I created the OASIS because I never felt at home in the real world. I didn't know how to connect with the people there. I was afraid, for all of my life, right up until I knew it was ending. That was when I realized, as terrifying and painful as reality can be, it's also … Continue reading Book review – Ready Player One (Spoiler Free)

Book review – The Only Pirate at the Party (Spoiler Free)

“I make art for the sake of art . . . and for my own selfish gratification, because I’m an artistic monster.” Title: The Only Pirate at the Party Author: Lindsey Stirling Genre: Non-fiction Pages: 254 Publication date: January 12th, 2016 Publisher: Gallery Books As I flip through the pages of The Only Pirate at the Party, I’m reminded … Continue reading Book review – The Only Pirate at the Party (Spoiler Free)

Writers = fan girls?

After writing your first draft, you should expand the story. The deeper the story dives, the stronger it will become. Plot holes disappear. Characters develop more. Backstories appear. There’s a quick way to do all of this. Fan girl. You read that right. If you’re not in love with your story, no one will be. … Continue reading Writers = fan girls?

The worst and best night

As I read the last page of the Tales from a Shadowhunter Academy, I had mixed emotions inside of me. Not to spoil the ending, but it was a warm, uneasy, and melancholy all at once. Typical Cassandra Clare book, right? I also finished the book at the typical time: about one-thirty in the morning. … Continue reading The worst and best night

Crazy writer’s daydream

As writers, we daydream so much. This is great for creative stories, because we have the best imagination in the land. From those daydreams, we can create narratives no one’s ever heard of. We can make more than any non-creative person ever thought of before. But you know what comes from those daydreams? A dream … Continue reading Crazy writer’s daydream